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USCIS Filing Fee Increases & Changes To Premium Processing

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What is “Original Contribution” for the O-1A?

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Executive Order Ends Hong Kong Preferential Visa Policies

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USCIS May Furlough 13,400 Employees on August 3, 2020

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Seeking An Emergency Appointment At Your Consulate? Here Are Some Options

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Six Things to Consider When Starting Your Visa Petition

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One Million International Students Must Leave US If Their Universities Moves Online-Only

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A Breakdown Of President Trump’s Presidential Proclamation

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Katya Stelmakh Joins Legalpad As Network Attorney

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The Black Community Stood For Me And It’s Time To Return The Favor

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USCIS To Ease Back Into Premium Processing, At Least For Now

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Announcing Legalpad’s Official Partnership With Techstars

We are incredibly proud and excited to announce Legalpad’s official global partnership with Techstars!

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RFE Rates Remain High For Employment-Based Non-Immigration Visas

O-1 initial approval rate declined from 90.8% in 2019, to 89% in the second quarter of 2020.

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What happens after your petition is approved by USCIS?

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How to Read and Understand the Visa Bulletin

For anyone going through the green card process, you’re probably familiar or at least heard of the visa bulletin. The visa bulletin can be difficult to read and navigate. Here are some useful tips and a few examples.

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Furloughing H-1B workers

As a result of economic conditions caused by COVID-19, many startups and employers are having to make the difficult decision of whether they need to furlough H-1B workers.

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A Breakdown of President Trump’s Executive Order

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Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID)

A Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID) is USCIS’ way of letting you know that they don’t expect your application to be approved.

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USCIS suspends premium processing

USCIS has temporarily stopped taking requests for premium processing. Premium processing allows applicants to fast-track the visa application processing time to 15 days–for an additional fee of $1,440.

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Founder Spotlight: Vicki Guan

Authored by Annie Blay. I recently got to spend some time talking with Vicki Guan, co-founder of Evri

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3 Ways to Apply for a Work Visa

When the perfect candidate for your growing startup is a foreign national, getting their work visa should be simple and affordable. Figuring out how to compile a visa application should be just as straightforward.

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Founder Spotlight: Sujay Suresh Kumar

How this electrical engineer’s passion for technology carries forward his mission to support women.

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Founder Spotlight: Stu Murless

Stu Murless, co-founder of Feastfox, is building a mobile app that gives restaurant-goers recommendations tailored precisely to their preferences.

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Global Talent: How to Hire International Employees

As of December 2018, there were 7 million open jobs and only 6.3 million Americans actively seeking work.

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5 Visa Options for Startups

Finding the right candidate takes time. Especially for a startup, where teams are often small and personal chemistry is just as important as professional know-how.

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How to Prepare the Strongest Visa Application for Startups

Hiring the right employees, particularly STEM employees, can be critical to a startup’s success.

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Is Your Startup Growing? What You Need to Know About Today’s Immigration Climate

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US Work Visas for Canadian Startups

There is no shortage of US work visa categories, and it can feel overwhelming to try to understand all the options.

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Documents Checklist for H-1B Sponsors

Did you know that startups are eligible for H-1B visa sponsorship? You don’t need to be a large, established corporation to hire talent on an H-1B visa.

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Everything You Need to Know About Work Visa Requests for Evidence (RFEs)

With the Request for Evidence (RFE) rates on the rise, it’s more important than ever to understand RFEs and how to address them.

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Common Work Visa Misconceptions

COO and Co-founder of Legalpad, Sara Itucas, weighs in on some of the most common work visa misconceptions.

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Hiring Foreign Talent is Advantageous to Your Startup’s Success and Culture

Hiring is hard, especially for startups. The good news is that you can broaden your search beyond US borders, and you may find your next superstar employee in the process.

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Post-Accelerator To-Do List for International Founders

Congratulations on graduating from an accelerator program! That’s a huge accomplishment.

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